George Commons is a board member of The Barnabas Group, Chicago. George’s passion for marketplace ministry began during his work at AT&T Bell Labs, where he served at Chairperson of Bible Club for the Naperville Campus and saw many lives impacted. In addition to his work with the Barnabas Group, George serves on the board at his home church (the Grove Church in Poplar Grove) and Alliance 133, a regional ministry cooperative in the Rock River area. Through his involvement in the Barnabas Group, he has helped to launch new ministry initiatives with Groundwire and Next Manga.

George is a licensed minister with the Evangelical Free Bible Convention and a graduate of the Master’s Program.  He is currently employed at IBM as a Global Business Partner Sales Leader in the Cloud Computing Division.  Over the past twenty years, his vocational roles have focused on developing successful partnerships. Through this work, George has gained insight and experience which he seeks to leverage in helping ministries expand their impact through partnering.

George and his wife Roxane, are the proud parents of three grown children. His interests include golf, chess and following the Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs.  He has been a part of the Barnabas Group Chicago since its inception and is very passionate about the work of the Barnabas Group in support of the presenting ministries.